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^^Agree totally with all the above Trinity. Just that there are so many 'ifs buts & maybes' that govern the whys & why nots!
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Originally Posted by KeroKero View Post
Pretty much covered it in the title, I feel. I'm about to start doing my own trims, got a hoof stand, hoof knife, nippers, rasp - thought I'd get people's opinions before I nipped away. I've studied hooves long enough, time to get in there. I'm not forgetting the bars and sole, I just don't have questions about them right now. Thanks horse people.
I did not. I try to go a smidge above "sole level", and when I first started I only rasped b/c it it is a lot more "forgiving". Then I finally sprang for a good pair of nippers. I generally keep them rasped down but life can make it to where they go many weeks w/o my "fine tuning w a rasp" and I will actually have a use for nippers. Even then, I still only nip down to where I feel I have wiggle room to "finish" w my rasp before I bevel. That is just me. I will stick w my "ounce of prevention" method, until I am so proficient I don't need any wiggle room.

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